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FIX2900 - Bachelor's thesis in Philosophy

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 1/10
Assignment 9/10

Course content

The course is intended as a final course in a specialization in philosophy at bachelor's level. It is intended also as a springboard to the next step in your career, whether it is to continue with a master’s in philosophy or to find a job outside the academy. Accordingly, the essay can take two main forms: a) a report on a field that the student will specialise in at master’s level b) a work that summarizes and reflects on the student's own knowledge from the bachelor's degree in philosophy, and tries to apply this in a practical field, possibly a work context. Examples: an ethical problem within a business, an artistic project in light of philosophical aesthetics, reflection on the concept of dialogue and communication etc. Supervision is central.

Learning outcome

According to the course curriculum, a candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome (defined as knowledge and skills):

Either (version a):
Knowledge:
- Background knowledge and understanding of a particular topic/problem area, or a particular philosopher/topic in the history of philosophy.

Skills:
- Ability to orient themselves in, and study, a somewhat larger literature in the relevant field.
- Ability to synthesize this knowledge in an independent and argumentative/discursive manner, under supervision.
- Ability to present and 'defend' a written assignment orally.

Or (version b):
Knowledge:
- Reflective knowledge of their own knowledge acquired through the bachelor's programme.

Skills:
- Understanding of how this knowledge can be applied in a practical context outside academia.
- Ability to synthesize this knowledge in an independent and argumentative/discursive manner, under supervision.
- Ability to present and 'defend' a written assignment orally.

Learning methods and activities

Self-study and supervision. Possibly participating in group discussions (if there are enough students with sufficient common interests); possibly participation in one of the department’s seminars. Staff from the Program for Applied Ethics will also be available as supervisors in relevant areas.

The topic of the bachelor's essay must be decided upon in consulation with the supervisor or lecturer. An approved topic cannot be changed without being approved by the administration and supervisor. Students admitted to the bachelors degree with specialization in applied ethics must write their essay in the field of applied ethics

In order to sit the exam, students have to attend an orientation meeting held in week 2, have approved participation and oral presentation at seminar, hand in their approved reading list at the Department in person, submit a draft of the essay to their supervisor as well as attending the seminar for specialisation in applied ethics. Approved obligatory activity cannot be reused if the student change the topic in a later semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved curriculum list
  • Submission of essay draft
  • Attendance at orientation meeting
  • Attendance seminar for applied ethics
  • Approved participation and oral presentation at seminar

Further on evaluation

The assessment is based on the final submitted essay (counts 90%), adjusted through an oral exam (counts 10%). Length: 6000-10000 words.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Philosophy (BFI) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the bachelor's programme in Philosophy - specialisation in applied ethics. 60 credits in philosophy, at lest 15 credits must be at 2000-level.

Course materials

Individual curriculum

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FI2900 15.0 01.09.2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Philosophy
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/10
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/10
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 9/10
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 9/10
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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